Scrum Values Radar

Learn how to facilitate the Scrum Values Radar

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The five values of Scrum are the backbone of the Agile process and based on your responses, you should check in with your team to see how well you’re doing on these to start your retrospective. 

According to the Scrum guide, the successful use of Scrum depends on people becoming more proficient in living these five values, and they are important prerequisites to continuous improvement. Use this radar to get quantitative and actionable data about how well your team is living up to each value.

Facilitating the Process

The first step to assessing how well you’re living these values is to create a shared understanding of their meaning. Below are the definitions from the Scrum guide, but we’d encourage you to make sure everyone on your team has this same understanding before rating each value. You should agree on your team’s shared definition of these concepts during the “define” phase of your radar retrospective.

  1. Courage - The Scrum Team members have the courage to do the right thing, to work on tough problems.

  2. Focus - Their primary focus is on the work of the Sprint to make the best possible progress toward these goals. 

  3. Commitment - The Scrum Team commits to achieving its goals and to supporting each other. 

  4. Respect - Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people, and are respected as such by the people with whom they work.

  5. Openness - The Scrum Team and its stakeholders are open about the work and the challenges. 

Analyzing the Results

Once you collect the ratings from everyone and proceed to the “analyze” phase of the retrospective, you’ll be able to see the scores for your team. If you find disagreement or lower scores on these dimensions during your radar retrospective, we would encourage you to run a column-based retrospective as a way to gather more insights and have a deeper discussion on the topic. For example, if you find that courage is low, consider having a retrospective to understand what is contributing to this.